• Fall Activities

    Fall Activities

  • Apples

    Apples

  • Location

    Location

  • Pumpkins

    Pumpkins

  • Strawberries

    Strawberries

Every Day is Earth Day!

Every Day is Earth Day!

Clean water is intentional at Pleasant Valley Orchard. Runoff from our farm ends up in the St. Croix River, a designated National Wild & Scenic River. Any infiltration replenishes our local aquifers, which we and our neighbors rely on for our drinking water. In March, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture certified Pleasant Valley Orchard as […]

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

A sure sign of spring is when the first robins show up. And this year they showed up before March, 20th, the first day of spring. We were closely following those unusually warm February days, leery of what an early spring might mean. A more normal March has us all breathing a bit easier. So, […]

A Barn Story

A Barn Story

Barns are romantic, they engender an emotional response, a nostalgia if you will, for an era gone by. Old barns are a symbol of how a farm family’s life is intertwined with the land they farm. For many farm families, the barn was the center of farming activity. And so it is with us. Our […]

#OrchardLife in Winter

#OrchardLife in Winter

We get asked all the time. “What do you do all winter?” Actually I am glad that people ask.  It’s nice to welcome all our customers to our farm when we are open during our harvest, but, in reality, most of the growing work gets done at other times of the season.  Winter is no exception. […]

We are grateful

We are grateful

Some of you know, but most don’t because we worked at being optimistic, but 2016 was a tough year. Today, however, we are grateful. We are grateful for you and for the blessings of this year. We grow fruit. We don’t manufacture it. Fruit it grows in the climate and weather we are blessed to […]

November Barn Sale

November Barn Sale

Our last week of the 2016 season, November 1-6 features our end of season barn sale!  Unique Christmas items, fun hostess gifts, and all your favorite bakery treats and apples. An added bonus is our bushel sale on Haralson, Cortland and Prairie Spy apples. Perfect for your holiday baking! Other apples available include Honeycrisp seconds, […]

12 Days of Halloween

12 Days of Halloween

The 12 Days of Halloween through October 31! Spooktacular special activities and howling good fun! This weekend we will offer free pumpkins with a hayride to the pumpkin patch, (weather permitting and while supplies last) and hayrides. Discounted pricing will begin on pumpkins, and look for other specials. We have all of your favorite fall […]

Fall Colors, Pumpkins & Apples

Fall Colors, Pumpkins & Apples

It looks like this weekend we will hit the peak of color in the area. Be sure to stop out, hop on a hayride, pick out a pumpkin, take a meander on the nature trail, grab some yummy bakery and enjoy all that is great about fall!  On Saturday afternoon, we will have the Pleasant […]

Pumpkins and Funky Pumpkins!

Pumpkins and Funky Pumpkins!

We have pumpkins! From traditional jack-o-lantern style, to white ghost pumpkins, Cinderella Pumpkins, funky colored Heirloom Pumpkins and delightful gourds, you will find just the right one to tickle your fancy. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch will continue this weekend and we will have PYO apples on selected varieties, while supplies last.  On the apple […]

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch!

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch!

October means pumpkin season is here! We will begin hayrides to the pumpkin patch this Saturday and Sunday. Also this weekend we will have PYO on Honeycrisp and Haralson.  Music on Saturday and a brat feed on Sunday. Apple varieties in the store include:  SweeTango™, Zestar! Honeycrisp, Cortland, Haralson, Parker, Luscious and Patten Pears and […]